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Department Head: Dr. Steve Kite

Director of Advising, CLASS: Dr. Keith Fudge

Phone: 479-788-7433

Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Plans:

Majors and Minors

The Bachelor of Arts in History encourages the student to appreciate the significance of world events and comprehend the important connections between history, culture, and the status quo. 
The Bachelor of Science in History with Social Studies Teacher Licensure 7-12 is designed for future social studies teachers who will make an exciting and important impact on history, civics, economics, and psychology students in junior high and high school classrooms. Students learn to integrate and apply the knowledge they learn in actual public school 7-12 classrooms. The social studies methodology course and the internship (student teaching) are led by professors in the discipline who have public school teaching experience. Students must be admitted into the teacher education program through the School of Education. The School of Education is committed to excellence in teacher preparation through both classroom instruction and field experiences.
The minor in history provides a student with analytical thinking skills and research and writing ability that all employers desire from their employees. By providing the student with core knowledge of the past, a minor in history helps prepare students for the responsibilities of citizenship. 

What can you do with a degree in History?

  • Archivist
  • Curator
  • University faculty
  • Foreign service officer
  • Park service employee
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Author
  • Public school systems
  • Private school systems
  • Adult education centers
  • Prepare for graduate and professional schools 

Websites for Career Research

Why should you choose to major/minor in History?

  • Access to a complete range of courses in American, European, and African history
  • A faculty with varied backgrounds and respected in their fields
  • The opportunity to train in the field of public history/historical interpretation offering specialized job opportunities
  • History/Social Studies with Teacher Licensure trains future teachers in cooperation with a nationally recognized teacher ed. program
  • Provides excellent training for further graduate education in such fields as law, government service, and education

Special Application Procedures

There is an application process for History with Social Studies Teacher Licensure 7-12, and requirements for admission may change over time.  Students must meet admission requirements current at the time of their final application for admission to the teacher education program. Please see, the School of Education web site for detailed listing of admission requirements.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Graduates are employed with:

  • SubTeach USA
  • Clarksville Public Schools
  • US Marine Corp.
  • Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy
  • Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority
  • US Army
  • Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Graduates are furthering their education at the:

  • UALR School of Law


This program has received national accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.